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The food truck handbook : start, grow, and succeed in the mobile food business

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012.
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"How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business. Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Weber
ISBN: 9781118208816 1118208811
OCLC Number: 753624138
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 270 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Plan: Preparing for success --
Is the trucker's life for me? --
Foundations for success --
Playing by the rules --
Picking a concept --
Assembling a winning team --
The Business Plan --
Raising money --
Start: Making it happen --
Administrative necessities --
Finalizing the menu --
Lay out your kitchen --
Procuring a truck --
Picking a commissary --
Branding fundamentals --
Hiring --
Picking vending locations --
The opening schedule --
Succeed: doing one truck right --
Responsible vending --
Vending locations --
Managing the team --
Put it on paper --
Watching the numbers --
Refining the menu --
Social media --
Connecting with customers --
Seasonality --
Maintenance --
Grow: moving beyond the truck --
Growth opportunities --
Contract packing --
Building the right infrastructure --
Technology --
Exiting the food truck industry.
Responsibility: David Weber.
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